Posted by farmerrich_2000 (Gold Member) (Ranked 40 on Gin (Gaming Safari) Ladder) on July 07, 2014 at 04:04:28 PDT:
In Reply to: asking for games in lobby posted by Haraz on July 06, 2014 at 18:34:38 PDT:
As a courtesy, I have booted you from the lounge many times when you were AFK. I believe others have emailed me asking me to boot you. No penalty requested. Would an AFK penalty against you have done any good? Or made more players join or not leave?
The purpose of the 5 minutes is easy to understand. I am in the lounge waiting for a game for 20 minutes and am surfing the web, reading emails, etc. Someone comes in, asks for a game, takes a shot 30 seconds later and then files. Did they give me a chance? I think 5 minutes is fair, and then the burden of proof falls on the filer. You must prove that you waited 5 minutes using Gaming Safari time stamps available in the chat menu or by taking screen shots 5 minutes apart showing you asked, then asked again.
The player you mentioned is another story and will not play me either.